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Old 26 February 2015, 00:09   #18
Mark Wright
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Musical taste is such a subjective thing. Surely "technical mastery of their instrument" is the only way to judge who should qualify to rank among the "BEST" chiptune musicians? If that's the criteria, Tim Follin wins hands down.

Never mind coaxing this from a Megadrive/Genesis:

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What sort of witchcraft did he employ in order to make a ZX Spectrum do this:

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Arguably, neither of those are among his best compositions, but you have to admire the effort and determination involved in realising the impossible. On the Amiga, Tim's 1988-vintage contributions to Bionic Commando and LED Storm are still astonishing and timeless.

I never cared for those jolly pseudo "chip tunes" made using the 4-Matt method, synonymous with 00's PC cracks/keygens, but 4-Matt's original Amiga track showcasing this new concept was a game-changer, sending musicians like me on a quest to find out how it was done:

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For me personally, restricting things to the Amiga, I don't think anyone ever surpassed these two tracks, both from 1989. Step forward Felix Schmidt and Paul van der Valk:

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